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Aude[dead link] is a department in Occitanie, France.

Its tourist office promotes it as "Cathar country"; it was one of the main areas of Cathar influence until the Albigensian Crusade against them in the 13th century.

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  • 1 Château de Quéribus, Cucugnan. Ruined castle Château de Quéribus (Q667763) on Wikidata Château de Quéribus on Wikipedia
  • 2 Château de Peyrepertuse, Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse. Ruined Cathar castle in the Pyrénées mountains. Peyrepertuse (Q944597) on Wikidata Peyrepertuse on Wikipedia


  • 3 Abbaye de Fontfroide, Narbonne. Fontfroide Abbey (Q334263) on Wikidata Fontfroide Abbey on Wikipedia
  • 4 Abbaye de Lagrasse, Lagrasse. Lagrasse Abbey (Q334259) on Wikidata Lagrasse Abbey on Wikipedia
  • Abbaye St. Hillaire, Saint-Hilaire.


The GR 36 partly traverses the Aude.


Wine tasting. The Departement is full of vineyards, and most chateau offer a no-obligation, free wine tasting session.



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